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Evan J. Marshall, “Mr. Solo Mandolin,” is an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, and is generally regarded as the world’s premier solo performer on mandolin in Duo-Style. By himself, he sounds like several of the world’s finest mandolinists performing together. His vast repertory includes Italian, Classical, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Pop, and Jazz. Country guitar legend Chet Atkins called Evan “A true virtuoso, one of the few great musicians of our time.”
Price Range: $400-$800
Gig Length: 50 - 150 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Business Liability
What to Expect
Evan J. Marshall, "Mr. Solo Mandolin," is the ultimate one-man mandolin orchestra. He can provide two captivating concert sets, or set the perfect musical mood while remaining in the background. His self-contained solo arrangements and performances span Classical, Bluegrass, Italian, Country, Christmas & Holiday, Folk, Jazz, and Pop. If the client would prefer a duo, trio, or quartet, Evan has colleagues on call.
Evan J. Marshall is an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, and is widely regarded as the world’s premier solo performer on mandolin in Duo-Style. By himself, he sounds like several of the world’s finest mandolinists performing together. His stylistic specialties include Classical, Bluegrass, Italian, Country, Christmas & Holiday, Folk, Jazz, and Pop. Country guitar legend Chet Atkins called Evan “A true virtuoso, one of the few great musicians of our time.”
Inspired by Atkins and violinist Jascha Heifetz, Evan has created a uniquely recognizable approach to solo mandolin performance that combines bass lines, chords, rhapsodic runs and tremolo melodies. He started Classical violin studies at age seven, and added the mandolin at age 14.
In addition to solo performances, Evan has been a Featured Guest Artist in Pops concerts with a number of Symphony Orchestras, including Houston, Phoenix, Long Beach, Grand Rapids, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Jacksonville, and Pensacola.
Two of his solo mandolin recordings have been released by Rounder Records: Evan Marshall Is the Lone Arranger, which the Washington Post labeled "Truly dazzling," the Raleigh-Durham Independent called "Superhuman," and the Fresno Bee called "Mind-boggling"; and Mandolin Magic, which the St. Paul Pioneer Press applauded for a "Stunning mastery of interpretation." Evan also has recorded five solo CDs for his own label, Mandolin Conservatory.
In 1995 Evan made his first appearance on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Between 1993 and 2005 Evan was a Featured Soloist at Disneyland, performing his signature William Tell Overture: Finale for about two million visitors to the famous Golden Horseshoe Theater during the course of 10,000 shows. He has performed and taught at numerous regional and international conferences for mandolinists, who hold Evan in particularly high regard; Don Stiernberg has referred to Evan as “The Michael Jordan of the mandolin.”
Additional Booking Notes
I can interface easily with a PA system at the event, or bring a small PA system myself. In a smaller setting like an indoor dining area, I can bring a small amplifier, which can run on batteries, allowing me to switch locations periodically.
Past Booked Events
|August 07, 2021 • 11:00am - 3:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 28, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 18, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Concert, Glendale|
|December 11, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Concert, Pasadena|
|December 08, 2019 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Private Party, Marina Del Rey|
|August 18, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Concert in Palos Verdes Estates|
|August 08, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Concert in Downtown L.A.|
|July 20, 2019 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Concert in Culver City|
|July 14, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:15am||Church Service|
|June 28, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Park Concert in Glendale, CA|
|June 23, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:15am||Church Service|
|June 15, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Private Party|
|June 08, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Laguna Beach Live!|
|May 04, 2019 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Park Concert, Sierra Madre|
|May 03, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Rehearsal Dinner|
Vieni Sul Mar
Torna a Sorrento
Non Ti Scordar di Me
O Sole Mio
C'e La Luna
Italian Street Song, from Naughty Marietta
Al Di La
O Mio Babbino Caro
Title Theme from The Godfather
Love Theme from The Godfather
William Tell Overture (Lone Ranger Theme)
Orange Blossom Special
Down On the Bayou
Pretty Girl Hoedown
Blackberry Blossom and dozens of other Bluegrass and Old-Time fiddle tunes
Most of the best-known Sacred songs of Christmas and popular Holiday songs.
Bach Cello Suites 1 & 2
Rossini La Cenerentola Overture
Brahms Hungarian Dances 5, 6, & 7
5 Caprices (original)
Joyful Variations (original)
Rossini William Tell Overture
Tarrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Schubert Ave Maria
and many more.
30 songs by The Beatles, the best-known love songs and up-tempo songs
All I Have To Do Is Dream
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
Berlin: Dancing Cheek to Cheek
Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me
Ellington: Satin Doll
Influences & Inspiration
I have been influenced by a wide variety of musical heroes:
Virtuoso mandolinists Dave Apollon and Emanuil Sheynkman;
Bluegrass mandolinists Bill Monroe and Marty Stuart;
Classical violinists Jascha Heifetz and Itzhak Perlman;
Country guitarists Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed;
Country fiddlers Johnny Gimble and Don Rich;
Jazz violinists Stephane Grappelli and Joe Venuti;
Classical guitarists Andres Segovia and John Williams; and
Jazz guitarists George Barnes and Barney Kessel, to name a few.
A chair, preferably armless, and easy access to an electrical outlet if I bring a sound system.